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IRAN FLAGS AND BUNTING

One of the consequences of the Islamicrevolution in Iran was the addition cfreligious symbols to the Iranian horizontaltricolour. The central emblem is acomposite of Arab letters in the form offour crescents and a vertical line in themiddle. The five principal parts of theemblem represent the five principles ofIslanm and togrther they form the wordAllah. Other combinations of these elementsrepresent the Book (Koran), the Sword (thesymbol of power and solidarity), man'sgrowth, the negation of all idolatrous values,the negation of all powers and super-powersand the struggle to establish a unifiedsociety. The symmetrical form of theemblem signifies balance and equilibrium.The words Allahu Akbar ("God isGreat"), written in highly stylized Kuficscript, appear 22 times to commemorateBahman 22, 1357 (11 February 1979),the day of victory for the revolution